What The Book Doctor Can Do For You
I want to write, but I’m feeling a bit lost. Where should I begin?
If you want to be a writer, the first thing to do is write every day. The Guided Workbooks for Writers are designed to inspire, enlighten, and gently kick you in the pantalones. No more, “I’m gonna write that book someday, I swear.” If you don’t know what you want to write, Story Starters: A Workbook for Writers, can help you find your subject. The workbooks are a fun, low-cost way to explore writing and figure out where you want to go with it.
I’ve written a novel. How do I get published?
If you already have a novel, manuscript consultation will help you get it in great shape. You can opt for feedback on just the first fifty pages–which is the most important part of the novel in terms of finding an agent or publisher–or you can request a full book editing package.
I love writing, but I get lonely. Can you help me?
Join a writing class! Online classes are great for meeting other writers. The weekly assignments give you manageable goals, and the lectures are filled with really useful information about narrative craft. Occasionally, I offer classes in person as well, which feature interesting, creative, fun people eating bon-bons, drinking coffee, and scribbling away in comfy chairs.
I just don’t know. I have a problem with commitment.
Don’t we all? Sign up. Once a week, you’ll receive my Writing & Publishing Tips newsletter. I will not spam you, Girls in Action Honor.
But who are the Girls in Action?
That’s a story for another day.
Where did you get that pretty orange typewriter on the menu bar?
This is a digital file of an original illustration by Ryan Conners. You can find other great work by Ryan, including illustrations of cats, cars, nuns, and buses, at her etsy shop, KilkennycatArt